For the first time in 2019, humans launched to space aboard Roscosmos’ veteran Soyuz-FG rocket and the Soyuz MS crew vehicle. The mission, Soyuz MS-12, ferried three crewmembers, one Russian and two Americans, to the International Space Station.
Aleksey Ovchinin and Nick Hague – two of the crew – launched just six months after they were involved in the Soyuz MS-10 In-Flight Abort on 11 October 2018. They were joined on Soyuz MS-12 by NASA astronaut Christina Koch.
Liftoff occurred at 15:14:09 EDT (1914:09 UTC) on 14 March 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Soyuz MS-12 completed rendezvous and docking operations with the Station six hours later.